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  1. Marine Depot
    This is the final week of the Marine Depot/API August to Remember Sweepstakes! When it comes to prizes, we saved the best for last! This week we are going to have 3 prizes and 3 winners. Each winner will receive all 3 prizes. API Reef Master Test Kit API Activated Filter Carbon API Doc...
  2. Marine Depot
    This is the final week of the Marine Depot/API August to Remember Sweepstakes! When it comes to prizes, we saved the best for last! This week we are going to have 3 prizes and 3 winners. Each winner will receive all 3 prizes. API Reef Master Test Kit API Activated Filter Carbon API Doc...
  3. The THINK Tank
    What is the difference between organic carbons and activated carbon? I have been reading up about vodka dosing lately. How it works, what it does, etc. Just curious if activated carbon does the same thing to phosphates and nitrates as organic carbon does. Anyone care to elaborate?
  4. Marine Depot
    Find out why Joe on the Marine Depot tech team thinks AquaMaxx UltraMaxx AIO filter media is like "activated carbon on steroids" in this blog post.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I'm trying to find the "sweet spot" in the tank between little or no algae and keeping all my corals alive and happy. I just bought more rowaphos and want to add more to my reactor but am in fear I will drop it too low and nuke my colt coral. I'm using currently activated carbon and rowaphos in...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    9 a.m. Woke up this morning and all my Xenias look dead. Pom-pom and pulsing. Extremely pale and non-responsive, stiff and crease when bent. I removed the larger ones and a red fluid came out of them when squeezed. The montipora looks really pale, the hammer coral is retracted, the bubble tip is...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Details can be found below but in a nutshell the activaed carbon contains large amounts of heavy metals. http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/kent-marine-issues-recall-for-reef-carbon To anyone who uses this product. Stop doing so.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I run activated carbon in my sump and it is used for chemical filtration, I have 2 different types of anemones and a variety of LPS and softies and so it is a good idea to run activated carbon in case of a chemical warfare As i understand activated carbon is used for 1. stop possible chemical...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    If vodka dosing works on the principle of bacteria feeding on carbon in the ethanol compound,multiplying and then removed via aggressive skimming and in the process removes phosphates and nitrates (in the water column), why simply placing activated carbon in the sump does not produce the same...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I feel like I have to post this, for the record, although there is a variable in here that could cause the wrong conclusion. I literally almost poisoned my tank today by spilling a concentrated Iodide solution (Julian Sprungs) into my 20 gal tank. I freaked, of course. I measured the iodide...
  11. Nano Reefs
    Ok so I have a 20 gallon tank with live sand substrate and 15-17 lbs of LR. It has just finished cycling. Two questions. The set up: Standard 20 gallon Black live sand substrate(20 lbs) 1 156 GPH powerhead 1 HOB filter (running carbon at the moment) 1 100 watt heater 1 8k, 80W bulb (upgrading...
  12. Skimmers & other filtration
    I know this is a newbie question(iv had a reef aquarium for over 12 years) and I am embarrassed to ask it. But is using activated carbon good or bad? I already know that it takes out all of the impurities out of the water but does it also take out calcium, iodide, strontium, trace elements, and...
  13. KBMAS Members Only
    I had thought after all the years of reasurch and testing that we had finaly got to a point where we would no longer have to worry about testing our products for contaminates but i guess not. I find it true that we believe things are good because people say it works for them insted of testing...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'm just wondering when I should have filter media in my HOB filter for my tank. It's a 20 gal FOWLR, right now all I have is a couple shrimp, snails, and one false perc. I do have a decent amount of Live Rock, but should that be enough to filter the water?
  15. Nano Reefs
    Just wondering, how many of you guys use it on your tanks and if it's really necessary.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    what brand of carbon does everyone use and why?
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